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A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Tea Time Tuesday

Welcome everyone to my 17th Tea Time Tuesday!

I want to thank you all for your lovely comments about my tea time post last week. I was debating whether to share it or not but you all seemed to enjoy it so I'm glad I posted it after all!

Can you believe May is more than half over? My, time flies when you're having fun!! My pansies are up and looking wonderful. I love how they bring life to the garden with their bright pops of colour. I think pansies are somewhat like daisies; they're friendly little flowers and their pretty little faces just seem to bid you a good day when you look at them!

Today's post will be all about celebration.... Celebrating life and love!

My sweet hubby had a birthday ten days ago and I didn't make him his usual apple pie, which he prefers to cake, I made him a Trifle instead and he loved it!

It is pretty and it is delicious! Using cake, strawberries, pudding, and whipped cream, I made this lovely concoction which I must admit, we enjoyed tremendously!

Would you like to try some? I guarantee you, it's scrumptious!
Let's light the candles....

The trifle looks pretty in my red-rimmed dessert glasses.

There was a lot of celebrating going on that weekend! Hubby and I celebrated our Anniversary and his Birthday, and it was also Mother's Day.
Shall I pour you some tea?

We have much to be thankful for, Hubby and I! We raised three adorable sons together and today we are so very proud of them all! Have you ever noticed that children are gifts that keep on giving? We have been blessed with four darling grandsons and another grand baby on the way.
They are all such little sweethearts! Each one is pure joy in our lives!

Life is sweet!

I realize I'm sharing my Rose Chintz again but it is vintage and a pattern that makes me happy. And since I'm posting about happy occasions, I'm sure you won't mind. I promise, I'll have something new to share with you next week!Perhaps you would like to try a Raspberry Oatmeal Bar or maybe I can tempt you with some chocolate. Am I being naughty? Tea and sweets just go together like sugar and spice, don't you think?

"It was probably a mistake to pursue happiness;
much better to create happiness;
still better to create happiness for others.
The more happiness you created for others the more would be yours -
a solid satisfaction that no one could ever take away from you." ~ Lloyd Douglas

Happiness is...Sipping tea with a friend.

"Thou hast put gladness in my heart." - Psalm 4:7

Thank you dear friends for stopping by to take tea with me. I always enjoy spending time with you!

Those of you who would like to participate in Tea Time Tuesday with me, please let me know in your comment. Just share a favourite teacup, tea pot, or china used in a tea. A short story, poem, or scripture verse would also be most welcome!
As a courtesy, please link back to me so that others may find their way here to visit with my other lovely participants.
Either of the two Tea Time buttons at the top of my sidebar are available for you to use in your post if you wish.

The lovely participants listed below are in the order in which they started to participate. Have a beautiful day everyone and God bless you!


Sharing from my heart~ Sandi


  1. Sandi, what a lovely post. The trifle is gorgeous and so is your rose chintz. All of this is just stunning.
    I' like to link again this week if possible.
    Thanks ~ Sarah

  2. Hi: Please add me to your party. My address is Martha's Favorites. I love the tea cups you have shared, they are beautiful. Blessings, Martha

  3. Sandi, Could I please call in for a cuppa?? My address is:
    Thanks, suzy

  4. Congratulations on all the celebrations. I too can't believe how fast this month is going. Your table looks beautiful and that trifle looks so good.


  5. Happy Birthday, to your hubby!
    Happy Anniversary, to you both!
    Happy Mothers Day, to you!
    Another wonderful post Sandi, that trifle looks scrumptious as well as all your other treats :) mouth watering indeed :)
    Hugs to you lovely lady

  6. Sandy, this is such a lovely post.. and your rose chintz teaset always melt my heart! they are all time vintage pretties! thanks for hosting this lovely meme.. and have a great day

  7. Such lovely photos of the trifle and the lovely rose chintz. Belated Birthday and Anniversary wishes from me.

  8. Hi Sandi! Just wanted to pop in and say that I finally got my Tea time post published! I haven't been able to get to the computer today!

    I am ready to go to bed now but I am hungry! That trifle looks divine!

    Best wishes,

  9. Hello Sandi :) Your flowers are so lovely, and that Trifle, oh my, that looks so YUMMY!! Yes please, I would like some:) I'm getting very hungry right now, LOL! Have a terrific "Teacup Tuesday" Day!! Warmest, Brenda

  10. Sandi, I absolutely love your red rimmed dessert glasses. They are stunning! The trifle looks great. I looked at your Spiritual Sunday post and your Pink Saturday posts too today and really enjoyed reading (and looking at the pictures). You are a great cook. You are a kind woman and a faithful disciple. You have such a common-sense, approachable faith and I truly admire you! God Bless You and those you love, Sandi!

  11. Beautiful flowers and the trifle looks wonderful, even better served on the lovely dishes!!

  12. Hi Sandi!
    What a beautiful post! Everything is delightful and TeaLicious!! You really know how to put together a fun party :-)
    I've had a trifle bowl for about 15 years and have yet to use it . . . you've inspired me!!
    Thanks for sharing all your yummy pics today!

  13. Hi Sweetie!
    I just LOVE, LOVE your post and wish I lived closer cause I'd be having so much fun with all your Rose Chintz and that YUMMY triffle which I just love too!

    Thanks so much for continuing to coordinate this fun event!


  14. What a lovely post!! The cranberry glass is a wonderful compliment to your chintz!
    I would be so pleased to be included today.
    Have a blessed week.

  15. Hi I'm participating in Tea Time Tuesday today too! what fun! and I love your post.....

    your favourite tea set is sweet!
    that triffle is delicious looking, may i have some in that gorgeous red set too:? yum!

    ciao bella
    creative carmelina


  17. A stunning post full of beauty and love for your husband and family~
    I must say I was loving the dessert in the red rimmed glass dishes~ I wish I could of just popped into your blog lol..
    ~Happy Teacup Tuesday, Theresa

  18. Hi Sandi!

    What a beautiful tea you have prepared for us today! The rose teapot and teacups are so pretty. And all the treats are calling my name! I really love the ruby glass sets! They are just stunning!

    Have a wonderful day!

  19. Wow, your trifle is mouth watering!
    And I love your cranberry glass setting. It is just lovely.
    Thank you so much for joining in Tea Cup Tuesday.

  20. Hi Sandi! Everything looks wonderful, and your trifle looks amazing! I was sorry not to participate this week. I agree that time is absolutely flying lately, and I just had no time to plan any tea party this week... But I look forward to next time around! ((hugs)) ~tina

  21. Danger, Danger, Fattening and delicious desserts ahead and me on a diet. Oh NO!!!!
    I love your teacups they are so delicate. Chintz is always good for the soul.


  22. Hi Sandi...

    Well my dear lady, first of all I would just like to say Happy Anniversary to you and your husband! Also a Happy Birthday to your husband as well! really did do some serious celebrating that weekend! Hehe! Many blessings being sent your way, dear friend!!!

    Ohhh my, I do love your Rose Chintz tea set and dishes! I really would love to have a set...I think that pattern is sooo pretty! sure looked pretty next to that fabulous strawberry trifle that you made for your honey's birthday!!! looks sooo yummy! I just adore your red rimmed dessert dish and plate...sooo pretty!!! What a treat, certainly provided us with some grand "eye candy" today!!! Thank you!!!

    I also wanted to thank you for coming by for a visit and leaving such a sweet note! I always enjoy your visits, sweet lady!!! I had hoped to participate in your Tuesday Tea Party today but just couldn't get my post together in time...but I hope to make it next week!

    Have a terrific Tuesday, my friend!
    Chari @Happy To Design

  23. Ooh! The trifle looks delicious! It was one of the desserts we had on our Young Farmer's tour when we were in Wales and Scotland! (1992)I came home and looked for a trifle bowl and finally found one. They are much more popular now and easier to find! Thank you for sharing the lovely red and crystal dessert pieces,too. ♥♫

  24. I used to love trifle! Yours looks grand! Glad you had such a wonderful week!

  25. Yummy to all of it. Very pretty! What time are you serving tea. I really don't want to be late!

  26. Thanks for inviting me to tea. It was pleasant.
    God bless,

  27. Hi Sandi: I love your tea cups. You can share them every week. I will never get tired of them. I love your cranberry glass too. I wish I could taste that yummy trifle. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

  28. Hi Sandi,
    Nice post- I love trifle,it looks so pretty!
    I didn't get a chance to post anything for teatime this week as the garden is demanding this time of year.Isn't this beautiful weather?

  29. Dearest Sandi,

    Thanks so much for once again including me in your delightful Tuesday Tea party!

    I am so enjoying your exquiste picture Sandi, they are pure visual poetry and delight!..,

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

  30. Oh my heavens! I am jumping for joy over your delicious trifle, I guess I am going to have to break my diet for this one! Giggle! Oh and the red trimmed glasses are delightful! Love it all!

  31. Hello, I've just popped over from Arise to Write and so glad I did. What a blessing your blog is-I've joined your followers; I love your attitude of gratitude and of course the lovely place settings and desert. Plus I see you are a prayer warrior and I love that!
    Hugs, Noreen

  32. Hi Sandi! Pretty flowers! And a very yummy looking trifle! Happy birthday to your hubby and happy anniversary!...Debbie

  33. I'm Laura and came over from the Duchess's blog. I had a fantastic afternoon tea here and love everything I see.


  34. I love your red rimmed dessert glasses. So pretty!


  35. Hello Sandi. Thank you for visiting my blog on Vancouver Island! Blogging is such a nice way to meet new folks. You have a lovely website, you have lovely photos and delicious looking cakes, trifle and teas! So nice to meet you and my prayers to those who need help. God is kind and hears prayers. Greetings from Vancouver Island! Michelle


I am delighted to have you visit me and I read every comment. Please forgive me for not being able to visit you all as there are so many of you lovely bloggy friends now. I will visit as much as possible. I wish you a day filled with JOY!

Also, due to the amount of spam I've been getting, I have had to set Comment Moderation. ~ Sandi